Texas is a state with a wide variety of activities, industries, and hazards that can cause personal injury to people who live in or visit the state. A personal injury is any physical or emotional harm suffered by a person because of another person or entity acting negligently or wrongfully. Personal injuries can seriously affect the health, well-being, and finances of victims, so it is important to know what your legal rights and options are if you find yourself in this situation.
- Traffic accidents
According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury in the state. In 2022, there were more than 400,000 traffic accidents in Texas, leaving more than 250,000 injured and more than 3,000 dead. Traffic accidents can be due to various reasons, such as distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, excessive speed, non-compliance with traffic regulations, or adverse weather conditions. Victims of car accidents can sustain injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, burns, lacerations, or internal damage.
Another common type of personal injury in Texas is a fall accident. These accidents occur when a person falls, slips, or trips due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, such as a wet floor, broken step, loose cord, or poor lighting. The owners or managers of the properties have a legal duty to keep them in a safe and reasonable state to prevent this type of accident from occurring. Fall accidents can cause injuries such as concussions, sprains, strains, dislocations, or bruises.
- Dog bites
A third common type of personal injury in Texas is dog bites. Texas has one of the largest dog populations in the country, with more than 7 million registered dogs. Most dogs are friendly and loyal pets, but some can be aggressive or unpredictable, attacking innocent people. Dog bites can cause injuries such as infection, scarring, disfigurement, or nerve damage. Texas law states that dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their animals if they knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous or had a history of biting.
These are just a few examples of the types of personal injuries that occur most frequently in Texas. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at the fault of another person, schedule a consultation with us as soon as possible. We are here to help you defend his rights and get justice.